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CLOSED-Organizational Development for the Duwamish Valley Resilience District; RFP-OSE-DRVD-3-OrgDev

Original Date Posted: January 10, 2022 7:30 am

Due Date:

Submissions are due February 15, 2022, by 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time unless amended by addenda

City of Seattle Request for Proposals

Title:      Organizational Development for the Duwamish Valley Resilience District (RFP-OSE-DRVD-3-OrgDev)

Proposal Due Date:  Submissions are due February 15, 2022, by 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time unless amended by addenda.

The City of Seattle Office of Sustainability & Environment is seeking a qualified consultant or consultant team (Consultant) to provide organizational development research, analysis, and recommendation services in support of creating a Duwamish Valley Resilience District. The Consultant will support the formation of a community (organizational) entity that will help undertake and guide climate and community resilience work in the Duwamish Valley for years to come. Its roles (to be defined by the City and community) may include: fostering land ownership; delivering community-based programs; undertaking deals with private and public entities; and organizing meaningful, durable contributions to and involvement in public project development. The entity’s goal is to ensure meaningful participation of residents and businesses in decision-making processes and to prevent the displacement of impacted communities. The work under this solicitation includes educating stakeholders about organizational options for the entity, helping to establish a shared decision-making framework that centers the voices and needs of Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), individuals with low incomes, and businesses most affected by sea level rise, and developing an implementation strategy to establish the organizational structure(s) that best implements the vision. This will require the Consultant to work closely with the City team and other consultants to both co-design processes and undertake the work. This work will be managed through a partnership with the Office of Planning & Community Development and Seattle Public Utilities.

Optional Pre-Proposal Meeting: The City will host an online optional, pre-proposal meeting on Friday, January 21st. Please notify City contacts of your interest in attending the pre-proposal meeting, so that they can provide you with a meeting link and manage any technical issues that arise.

Project Budget:  $50,000-$55,000

City Contract Information:          

David W. Goldberg, DavidW.Goldberg@Seattle.Gov

Alberto J. Rodríguez, Alberto.Rodriguez@Seattle.Gov

Emerging small businesses, as well as minority-owned, disadvantage-owned, women-owned, and service disabled veteran owned enterprises are encouraged to submit a response to this RFP. The City of Seattle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and selection of the Consultant is subject to applicable laws and ordinances regarding equal opportunity employment.

The full RFP and associated documents can be viewed and downloaded at the City’s Consultant Connection site at

Click here for the complete RFP document

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